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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt; Brewster County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br> {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Brewster County
 
| county_map = Tx-brewster.png
 
| state = Texas
 
| state_map = Texas.png
 
| founded year = 1887
 
| founded date = February 2
 
| seat wl = Alpine
 
}}
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
County Clerk<br> Berta Rios Martinez<br> P.O. Box 119, Alpine 79831<br> (432) 837-3366<br> FAX: (432) 837-6217<br>
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[http://brewstercountytx.com/ Brewster County Courthouse]<br> 201 W Ave East<br> Alpine, TX 79830<br> Phone: 915.837.3366&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, probate, military, and court records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1887, death records from 1903 and land records<br> from 1800: District Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brewster County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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The addition to Brewster county in 1897 of two proposed new counties made Brewster County the largest in Texas in terms of land area.
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==== Parent County  ====
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South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.<br>
  
'''1887--'''Brewster County was 2 February 1887 from [[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]] County. '''County seat:''' Alpine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The county was named for Henry P. Brewster, (1816-1884). Henry Percy (Persy) Brewster, lawyer and personal secretary of Sam Houston, was born on November 22, 1816, in the Laurens District, South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.<br>  
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: '''Alpine | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193224&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brewster%2C+Marathon&columns=*,0,0 Marathon]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193225&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brewster%2C+Terlingua&columns=*,0,0 Terlingua.]
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'''Towns and Cities: '''Alpine |&nbsp;Lajitas | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brewster%2C+Marathon|subject|disp=Marathon}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brewster%2C+Terlingua|subject|disp=Terlingua}}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/lookups.htm Look-Up Volunteers of Brewster County] ~ Brewster County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/lookups.htm Look-Up Volunteers of Brewster County] ~ Brewster County, TXGenWeb
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Brewster County]~Brewster County, TXGenWeb~ Complete List  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Brewster County]~Brewster County, TXGenWeb~ Complete List  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/churches.htm Churches of Brewster County] Complete list of churches~Brewster County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/churches.htm Churches of Brewster County] Complete list of churches~Brewster County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*''Mirages, Mysteries and Reality: Brewster County, Texas, the Big Bend of the Rio Grande,'' 1972, by Clifford B. Casey.
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*''A Most Singular Country: A History of Occupation in the Big Bend,'' 1990, by Arthur R. Gomez.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb14 Brewster County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88377 Brewster County 1920] Texas General Land Office map, online from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88376 Brewster County 1939] Texas General Land Office map, online from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/military.htm Military Veterans of Brewster County]~ sorted by Cemetery~ Brewster County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/military.htm Military Veterans of Brewster County]~ sorted by Cemetery~ Brewster County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.alpineavalanche.com/ Alpine Avalanche] Newspaper, serving Big Bend and the Davis Mountains since 1891
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
  
[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Brewster County] ~Brewster County, TXGenWeb  
 
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Brewster County] ~Brewster County, TXGenWeb
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org//txbrewster/vitals.htm Vital Records of Brewster County] ~ Marriage Records 1966-2002, Death Records 1910-2008, Divorce Records 1968-1996, Births 1904-1934
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/vitals.htm Vital Records of Brewster County] ~ Marriage Records 1966-2002, Death Records 1910-2008, Divorce Records 1968-1996, Births 1904-1934  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*Alpine Public Library<br>203 N 7th St<br>Alpine, TX 79830<br>Phone: (432) 837-2621<br>[http://www.alpinepubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbcgs/index.html Big Bend Genealogical Society], Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties
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*Alpine Public Library<br>203 N 7th St<br>Alpine, TX 79830<br>Phone: (432) 837-2621<br>[http://www.alpinepubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbcgs/index.html Big Bend Genealogical Society], Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties
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*[http://www.sulross.edu/museum/ Museum of the Big Bend], Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas
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*[http://www.brewstercountyhistory.org/ Brewster County Historical Commission]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/counties/texas/brewster-co-tx Brewster County Texas Old Photos] Old photographs and postcards of people and places in Alpine and other parts of Brewster County.
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  
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== References  ==
  
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Brewster County; 201 W Ave E; Alpine, TX 79830; Ph. 915.837.3366 Details: (Co Clk has b, pro, mil &amp; ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1903 &amp; land rec from 1800: Dis Ct has div rec)
  
 
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Revision as of 19:23, 24 September 2012

County Courthouse

Brewster County Courthouse
201 W Ave East
Alpine, TX 79830
Phone: 915.837.3366 

County Clerk has birth, probate, military, and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1887, death records from 1903 and land records
from 1800: District Court has divorce records[1]



South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Alpine | Lajitas | Marathon | Terlingua

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Mirages, Mysteries and Reality: Brewster County, Texas, the Big Bend of the Rio Grande, 1972, by Clifford B. Casey.
  • A Most Singular Country: A History of Occupation in the Big Bend, 1990, by Arthur R. Gomez.
  • Brewster County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps


Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

  • Brewster County Texas Old Photos Old photographs and postcards of people and places in Alpine and other parts of Brewster County.
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brewster County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
 

Brewster County; 201 W Ave E; Alpine, TX 79830; Ph. 915.837.3366 Details: (Co Clk has b, pro, mil & ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1903 & land rec from 1800: Dis Ct has div rec)